The fabric of our communities
LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE PRESIDENT'S REPORT
A Message from
This past year was a successful one for
Lebanon Valley College, a continuation
of the sustained growth and improvement
of this College that has characterized its
development over recent decades.
We completed the Great Expectations
Campaign, the largest in the College's
history, and actually exceeded the
campaign's ambitious financial goals.
We proceeded with the reconstruction and
expansion of the renamed Neidig-Garber
Science Center, which will take its place
soon as a model facility for teaching and
research in the natural sciences. We
enrolled a record number of incoming
students and guided the College toward
a full-time enrollment of over 1,650 young
men and women.
We have done these things without betraying the values and qualities
that have made this institution beloved by generations of graduates.
We remain committed to the proposition that learning is an intensely
personal and individual undertaking. We believe that our students must
be recognized as individual human beings — not members of a large
undifferentiated mass. And therefore we are committed to remaining
a small college — larger, perhaps than we were at some moments in
the past — but still functioning at a scale that insists upon the personal
encounter between student and teacher and between student and
student. We believe some things cannot be mass produced. The
personal student-faculty relationships, a core component of a Valley
undergraduate education, are best experienced singly or in small batches.
The character of that undergraduate experience is rooted in liberal
learning, and our commitment to that kind of learning represents an
unvarying continuity over the entire history of this College. Liberal learning
is sometimes misunderstood as a soft and willowy thing, a formless
muddle of bits of knowledge about this or that, a kind of practice session
for people who want to appear on Jeopardy. But while liberal learning
certainly exposes people to all kinds of information, its real essence is the
opposite of disconnected trivia. Liberal learning teaches people to think
clearly and precisely, to analyze and assess argument, and to dissect
poorly presented propositions from those that are well presented. This
power is what we hope to convey to all our graduates, whatever their
major field of study.
Institutions of higher education in the United States have come under
close scrutiny in recent years. The public is asking hard questions about
the value of the education that students receive in our colleges and
universities. We welcome these questions. We believe we can answer
them with confidence that the baccalaureate degree students receive
at liberal arts colleges like LVC constitutes the most flexible and most
practical education available anywhere in the world.
It is not only the character of the undergraduate program that is being
criticized, it is also the cost that has raised the ire of some critics. There
is no doubt that private higher education is expensive. But we know that
according to data provided by the United States Census Bureau,
individuals with a baccalaureate degree earn, on average, $1 million more
in their lifetime than those without a bachelor's degree. At the Valley,
we have made an enormous effort through our presidential scholarship
program to lessen the financial burden of attending college for our
students and their families. More than 90 percent of our students
receive some form of financial aid from the College. This effort has been
so successful that LVC was number one on the list of "Great Schools,
Great Prices" in U.S.News & World Report's 2008 edition of America's
The work of this College is never finished. Our work is about human
beings and our purpose is renewed each year by the arrival of a new class
of students. The work is exhilarating and exciting. We've been doing it
for 141 years, and we will continue. Our graduates, like the people whose
stories are portrayed in this report, will become the fabric of our
communities. They will be our teachers and our doctors, our leaders
and counselors, our neighbors and our friends.
Stephen C. MacDonald
President, Lebanon Valley College
"There's a sense
and unity. If you
so much more."
- Dr. Louis Laguna
Dr. Louis Laguna was accustomed to row homes and noisy streets
while growing up in Reading's inner city. The nearest bit of nature
was beyond a stretch of railroad tracks leading to a site filled with
overgrown grasses and trees. Other than that, Laguna and about
a dozen other neighborhood kids depended on the city's recreation
department to whisk them away from urban living and treat them to
a summer afternoon at a nearby lake.
"We poked around in the mud and saw ducks," recalled Laguna,
associate professor of psychology at Lebanon Valley College. "It was
nice for those of us who didn't have the opportunity."
Laguna never forgot that literal breath of fresh air. Since 1997, Laguna
has been the LVC liaison for the dozens of volunteers who several
times a year trek to Quittapahilla Park, affectionately known as the
"Quittie." They help weed, mulch, pick up trash, reinforce the stream
beds, and maintain the beauty of this Annville treasure.
"There's a sense of community and unity," said Laguna. "If you work
together, you accomplish so much more."
Laguna is quick to pay homage to Dr. David Laskey, LVC professor
emeritus of psychology, and his wife, Ann, who were the first to help
transform this former cement dumping site into a natural retreat for
students and community residents. What was once a wasteland is
now dotted with walking/jogging trails and abounding in plant life.
Visitors can enjoy fly fishing at the creek, as well as the ducks and
deer that now call this peaceful place home. The Quittie is also a
haven for bird watchers who can observe a variety of the feathered
creatures, including a pair of owls that fly above the park's large oak
tree. A new walking bridge that connects the park's two banks was
Laguna never ceases to be amazed by the dedication of the Quittie
volunteers. On one particularly rainy and cold day scheduled for park
maintenance, he waited for some helpers, but expected no one.
Suddenly, 15 LVC students showed up.
"They never complained," remarked Laguna. "Projects like the
Quittie clean up provide the sense that you are doing something
for the environment."
During her undergraduate days at Gettysburg College, Mary Gardner
contemplated a career as a social worker. Fortunately for Lebanon Valley
College and countless members of its surrounding communities, Gardner
chose another line of work. In the process, she has touched more lives in
a positive manner than she ever could have as a social worker.
As the current aquatics coordinator at LVC and head coach for 1 1 years
of the men's and women's swim teams, Gardner has helped make the
Arnold Sports Center pools much more than classrooms or competition
areas. She's also turned it into something of a community center for
numerous groups and organizations.
From physically challenged members of Special Olympics and Easter Seals
to Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts to the elderly, Gardner and her student
volunteers and assistants have selflessly served the needs of others for
years without asking for anything in return. That's because they don't need
anything in return. The smiles they receive on an almost daily basis are
"This is such a giving place," Gardner said. "People can come here and
find what they're looking for. And they're not turned away."
Although many associated with Lebanon Valley College credit Gardner
for the giving spirit that permeates the aquatics area, Gardner herself is
loathe to take any bows for the environment she has helped to create.
Rather, she credits LVC Athletic Director Rick Beard '90, M'92, co-worker
Dan Grodzinski, and her battalion of student volunteers.
"Rick is tremendously dedicated to the LVC community and the community
at large," noted Gardner, whose husband, Jim, is also involved as a
volunteer. "Rick wants these programs in here. The only reason I can do
anything is because this is what Rick promotes."
"The fact that these
students want to
And as much as she enjoys the positive reaction she gets from the
groups who frequent the pool, Gardner is equally pleased with the way
her students have embraced the concept of community service.
"I'm amazed," she stated. "They give of themselves without having their
hands out. The fact that these students want to serve is truly a credit to
them. These young people are just good. They're constantly giving."
Over the years, all the groups she has helped have touched Gardner in
one way or another, but it is the members of Special Olympics and Easter
Seals who hold a special place in her heart.
"When they get into the water, their whole world changes," said Gardner,
her eyes lighting up as she speaks. "They're not on display anymore.
Being in the water just makes everything right for them."
And what is right for them is also right for the spirit of volunteerism at
Lebanon Valley, according to Gardner. For every new volunteer who comes
into the program in a given year, four or five more may be produced as
a result in years to come.
"Every year it gets better," declared Gardner. "It breeds. It's so rewarding
for the students. It teaches them a lifestyle. These kids want to serve
others, and the College provides the opportunities to serve."
Equally important, they have a tremendous role model to guide them
along the way.
serve is truly a
credit to them.
people are just
- Mary Gardner
difficult times from
pastors who made
me realize that it is
The Rev. Betsy Martin
and Bill Bruaw
The summer between the end of high school and beginning of college can
be a magical time for young adults. It certainly was for Betsy Martin and
Bill Bruaw. The two met at a summer church camp in 1983 and married
four years later. Their partnership has enriched their lives and the lives of
those in their community.
Residents of Hershey and members of LVC's Class of 1987, the Bruaws
not only devote their spare time to worthy causes, they devote their entire
lives to helping others.
After graduating from Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Betsy
entered the ministry in 1990 and now serves as the pastor of Church of
the Redeemer United Church of Christ in Hershey. Bill, meanwhile, works
with individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health issues
through his job as dual diagnosis coordinator for the Central (Pa.) Region
Office of Developmental Programs.
And that's just what the Bruaws do in their working hours. Away from
their jobs, they are even busier with their two children, Joshua, 1 6, and
Laura, 10, plus all their volunteer activities: Hershey High School Band
Boosters, Girl Scout Troop 1039, the Bethesda Mission's Mobile Mission
in downtown Harrisburg, Hershey/Hummelstown CROP Walk, and the
Derry Township Food Bank, to name just a few.
"I grew up in a family where serving in the community was a way to show
gratitude for the blessings of life," Betsy said. "I received encouragement
and guidance through difficult times from teachers and pastors who made
me realize that it is important to be a part of others' lives in times of
celebration and challenge."
"I think that growing up in the church, and with a supportive family, has
made it seem natural that I would be involved in the community," said
Bill. "As a youth, I benefited from the efforts of caring adults like pastors,
coaches, and Boy Scout leaders."
Obviously, the two are also heavily involved in the church where Betsy
serves as pastor. It's not surprising that working with the children at
Vacation Bible School is one of their favorite endeavors. The Bruaws also
make it a point to give back to the Hartman Center, the church camp where
they met all those years ago, and to support LVC financially each year.
"The opportunity to give is a humbling experience," Betsy continued.
"By placing yourself in what could initially be an awkward or uncomfortable
setting, you can learn what it feels like to share and receive the gift
For years, Richard Wong 77 experienced fulfillment in helping nonprofits
while also running his own advertising agency. But something was
missing. "I didn't want to help just 100,000 people; I wanted to help
millions," he explained.
That wish came true more than two years ago when he became president
and CEO of Gifts In Kind International, the eighth largest charity in the
United States and a global leader in new product philanthropy. It dis-
tributes nearly $900 million in products donated by thousands of large
and small companies, including half of the Fortune 100. More than 100
countries and 120,000 communities around the world have been the
beneficiaries of Gifts In Kind's philanthropy. Even more impressive is
the fact that all of this is handled by a staff of 28.
"We move products every day to anywhere in the world," explained Wong,
who now lives in Virginia. "We are fast to react."
So fast, in fact, that when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans
and nearby regions, Gifts In Kind's staff was there within days. The
organization undertook a massive relief effort. People who fled their
homes with only what they could stuff into garbage bags received
$15 million worth of new clothing and personal care items, such as
shaving cream and deodorant. Gifts In Kind distributed clothing
from The Gap, shoes from Nike, and water from Starbucks. They
also installed nine new IBM computers inside the Astrodome where
families sought refuge.
"During Katrina, our staff worked long hours," Wong recalled. "It was
quite moving to see people so motivated."
Wong's own motivation isn't just making sure that people in dire need
have clothing and shoes. His purpose is to restore their human dignity
in the midst of devastating circumstances — to put people back on their
feet. But Wong isn't resting on the laurels of the organization's success.
He sees the impact his organization has made in the world, the vast
numbers of communities Gifts In Kind has helped, and he wants
to do more.
"I want to be more conscious of our efficiency," he said. "We can improve.
I want to make an even more sustainable impact."
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"I loved the
[Richard Joyce] put
into the classes."
Although Lloyd Helt 70 majored in political science at Lebanon Valley
College, it was European history as taught by the late Richard Joyce, LVC
professor emeritus of European history, that sparked Helt's lifelong
interest in the Napoleonic era. He signed up for five elective courses on
the subject, all taught by Joyce, whom Helt calls a "Renaissance man."
Helt was captivated by Joyce's passion for the subject and his informal
"I loved the excitement he put into the classes," recalled Helt. "You
delved more into the social history or periods than just dates and facts.
He would explain why Napoleon took over the way he did."
Years later, Helt reconnected with Joyce, and the former student and
teacher dined together and sang Bob Dylan tunes with their respective
spouses. They chuckled and talked politics, finding common ground
on many levels.
"I was fortunate to get to know him," remarked Ruth Cray, Helt's wife of
18 years. "Dick's liberal spirit resides in Lloyd."
To honor that spirit, Helt and Gray are in the process of raising funds to
establish the Richard Joyce Professorship in European History. This fund
will assure that European history will always be part of LVC's curriculum.
But what is just as important to Helt and Cray is the fact that Joyce was
aware of their efforts before his death.
"He knew we were going to establish a professorship in his name," said
Gray. "That's a thing of beauty for both Lloyd and me."
Giving to others had been a part of this couple's life long before the two
met. As a child, Gray taught swimming to underprivileged children and
read books to children at the public library. Helt, the son of a preacher,
taught Sunday school and later served his community as mayor in
Sykesville, Md. Together, the pair sponsored a Sudanese family to
come to America.
But Helt, an attorney, and Gray, who majored in European history
at Connecticut College, hope their legacy will continue with the
Richard Joyce Professorship and that future LVC students will
experience the joys of learning about a subject that captivated
Helt so many years ago.
For more on Professor Joyce, please visit http://www.lvc.edu/joyce.
Susan Szydlowski just can't help but raise her hand when a charitable
group or organization needs assistance with fund raising or simply needs
to spread the word about how that group can help the community. For
Szydlowski, who has been the director of the Community Music Institute
at Lebanon Valley College for the past 12 years, volunteering has been
part of her life since she was a little girl. She watched her parents, both
immigrants from Nazi-controlled Europe, help others. They were forever
grateful for the freedom and opportunities given to them in this country.
That gratitude and the need to ease another's pain rubbed off. As she
has traveled with her physician husband, Ted, she has sought out
"It's important to give," she mused. "I can't imagine going through
life without volunteering. You must give back to others."
Szydlowski lends a hand and her sense of humor to a growing and
evolving list of organizations. For five years, she has been a board
member and chair of the public relations and marketing committees
for Lebanon Family Health Services, an organization that provides
care for uninsured and under-insured women, infants, and children.
"Our services aren't readily known," said Szydlowski. "Our job is to
expand our presence in the community. Young people have talked with
our board and told us that without the pre-natal care we provided for
them, they would have had no guidance before giving birth. There is
now more and more acceptance of what we do. Teens know they can
come to us for help."
Other organizations that reap the benefits of Szydlowski's dedication
and enthusiasm are the Hershey Medical Center, where she is the only
non-health professional on the institutional review board; the Falcon
Foundation that distributes funds to benefit the Cornwall-Lebanon School
District; and the Lebanon County Choral Society, where she has spread
the joys of quality choral music in and around the community.
Volunteering is a second skin for Szydlowski — a breath, a reflex.
"Certain things are just right to do. If you have, you have to give to
people who haven't."
"It's important to give. I can't imagine going
through life without volunteering. You must
give back to others." - Sue Szydlowski
"There's a lot of
in this. I get so
much back. If you
can find the time
and get involved,
it's a good way
- Ron Drnevich
Ron Dmevich, a member of the Lebanon Valley College Board of Trustees,
retired this past January after 44 years with Gannett Fleming, Inc., a
national engineering and architectural firm based in Harrisburg.
But for Dmevich, who spent the last 12 years as the company's chairman
and CEO, retirement certainly will not be boring. Not with the extensive
list of charitable organizations the University of Notre Dame graduate has
to occupy his time.
"My volunteer involvement reflects general interests and a desire to get
involved in areas outside of my profession," said Drnevich. "It's probably
self-interest; it gets me out to meet other folks and understand other
things. As an engineer, I'm mostly involved with technical stuff. But as
a volunteer, I learn something every time I have a meeting at Lebanon
Valley. It shows me a different kind of life."
Among the organizations that Drnevich gives or has given his time and
talents to are: the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Multiple
Sclerosis Society; the Military Liaison Committee, which works with the
commanding officers of the various military bases in central Pennsylvania;
the Military Heritage Foundation; and the Southeast Pennsylvania March
of Dimes. In addition, Drnevich is active in his church, serving on its
council and spearheading a fund-raising drive to build a new church.
Right now, Drnevich is most heavily involved with the Multiple Sclerosis
Society. He was elected recently to a three-year term as its chairman.
"My wife, Kathie, has multiple sclerosis and that caused me to become
active about seven years ago," said Drnevich. "Most of these things you
do because you have some connection or sympathy or interest."
As much as the organizations he has helped have benefited from his
altruistic nature, Drnevich believes he himself has benefited even more.
In fact, he thinks he may be a bit selfish, albeit in a good way.
"There's a lot of satisfaction involved in this," said Drnevich, with a
chuckle. "I get so much back. If you can find the time and get involved,
it's a good way to broaden yourself."
Count on more of the same in retirement for Drnevich, who will also
have some time between meetings to devote to his hobbies: golf,
amateur farming, and motorcycles.
"I have lots to do," he said with a smile in his voice. "But that's OK.
It'll keep me out of my wife's hair."
Homelessness is not unique to big cities like New York or Philadelphia.
Even in Lebanon County, an area not typically thought of as having
a homeless population, the problem does exist.
Thankfully, there are people like Ryan Derfler '04 around to help those
who do not have roofs over their heads or warm beds.
Derfler, a Lebanon County native and Cedar Crest High School graduate,
is president of the board of directors for Bridge of Hope Lebanon County,
an organization dedicated to helping local single-parent families who are
homeless, or at risk for becoming homeless, by providing mentoring,
job training, and assistance in finding a place to live. Each at-risk family
is assigned a mentoring team of 10 to 12 people from local churches.
Although quite busy as an event planner with Penske Corporation, Derfler,
a suburban Philadelphia resident, still finds time to help improve the
plight of the homeless in Lebanon County.
"I enjoy it. I enjoy meeting people and learning new things," he said.
"It gives you a little balance in life. You can get too involved in yourself.
The people I've met and the experiences I've had [through Bridge of Hope]
can't be matched doing anything else. It's such a rewarding feeling."
Derfler first became involved with Bridge of Hope four years ago at the
urging of his mother, Monique, who is also involved with the organization.
Bridge of Hope also funds educational opportunities for those it helps
through the Danielle Jacqueline Derfler Fund, named for Derfler's late
sister Danielle, who died in an automobile accident in 1999.
"My Mom was going to a meeting, and she said, 'Hey Ryan, why don't
you come along?'" recalled Derfler. "And so I did."
The people who've benefited from Bridge of Hope's work are no doubt
glad Derfler decided to attend that meeting.
Since joining Bridge of Hope, he has played an integral role in all facets
of the organization. He has used his event-planning skills to create
"Sleep on the Street," an annual fund-raiser designed to draw attention
to the problem. Derfler estimates that the event has raised between
$20,000 and $25,000 annually since its creation four years ago.
But it is not just money that is needed to alleviate the problems of the
homeless. Caring, compassion, and friendship are just as important.
"The beauty and reality for these people is it doesn't take a whole lot to
help them," said Derfler. "There are over 200 churches in Lebanon County.
If each one of those churches took one family, things would change very
quickly in this community."
"It gives you a little
balance in life.... The
people I've met and
the experiences I've
had [through Bridge
of Hope] can't be
- Ryan Derfler '04
Consolidated Report of Gifts and Grants
to Lebanon Valley College
Private Gifts Total
Private Gifts Total
* Categories overlap; trustees included in alumni, friends, and parents.
Statement of Activities
(For years ended June 30)
Revenues and Other Additions
2007 2006 j
Educational and General:
Tuition and Fees
(net of institutional financial aid)
Gifts and Private Grants
Interest on Loans
Gains on Investments, net
Total Revenue and Other Additions
Tuition and Fees
(net of institutional financial aid)
Gifts and Private Grants
Interest on Loans
Gains on Investments, Net
Figures comply with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) Nos. n6, 117, and 124.
Source: 2006-2007 audited financial statements, Parente Randolph LLP
Expenditures and Other Deductions
Educational and General:
Operation and Maintenance of Plant
Student Aid (government)
Total Expenditures and Other Deductions
Change in Net Assets
Net Assets Beginning of Year
Net Assets End of Year
■■ Maintenance of Plant
9 General Institution
H Student Aid (Government)
I Auxiliary Expenses
Since the College's founding in 1866, student service and com-
munity involvement have been strongly encouraged, but it was not
until the 2004-2005 academic year that student volunteer efforts
were officially tracked. In just three years, there has been significant
growth from 12,801 volunteer hours logged in that inaugural year
to 20,622 in 2006-2007. That is more than a 62 percent increase.
This impressive growth occurred initially under the guidance
of the former Task Force on Service and Service Learning. It
continues through the efforts of the Offices of Religious Life and
Student Activities. The task force defines community service as
"the giving of one's time or energy to directly benefit others
without hope or expectation of receiving something in return."
Data is collected on a monthly basis from all student organizations
and athletic teams and on a project-by-project basis from campus-wide
service activities sponsored by administrative offices. While these
numbers are impressive, there is even more. LVC students contribute
many additional volunteer hours in their home communities and in
the Lebanon Valley that go unrecorded, adding to the spirit of giving
here at LVC.
According to the Independent Sector, a coalition of leading
nonprofits, foundations, and corporations that strengthens
not-for-profit initiatives, philanthropy, and citizen action, the
value of volunteer time for 2006 is $18.77 per hour. This amount
is based on the average hourly earnings of all production and
non-supervisory workers on private non-farm payrolls (as determined
by the Bureau of Labor Statistics). Independent Sector takes this
figure and increases it by 12 percent to estimate for fringe benefits
(www.independentsector.org). Using these calculations, Lebanon
Valley College's contribution of volunteer time is valued at
approximately $387,074.94 for 2006-2007.
More than 40 student organizations and athletic teams
volunteered as a group to assist over 100 organizations and
events during the past academic year. The students helped to
build shelters for the homeless; raise funds for cancer, AIDS,
multiple sclerosis, and a host of other diseases and afflictions;
read to the old and young; clean highways, creeks, parks, and
flooded homes; and generally gave time, money, and blood to
causes in which they believe.
for a complete list of the teams and groups who participated.
Board of Trustees 2006-2007
William Lehr Jn
Dr. Edward H. Arnold H'87
Katherine J. Bishop
Harry B. Yost '62
Deborah R. Fullam '81
James M. Mead
Kristen R. Angstadt 74, B.A., MA, Ph.D.
Supervisor of Pupil Services, Capital Area Intermediate Unit #15
Edward H. Arnold, B.A., LH.D.
Chairman, Arnold Logistics
Jessica L Bagley '07, D'09
Katherine J. Bishop, B.A., M.S.
President, Lebanon Seaboard Corporation
Marie Bongiovanni, B.A., M.B.A., M.L.A.
Professor and Chair, Department of English, LVC
Edward D. Breen, B.S.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Tyco Electronics
The Rev. Alfred T. Day III, B.A., M.Div.
Historic St. George's Methodist Church in Old City Philadelphia
Wesley T. Dellinger '75, B.S., CRS, GRI, CSP, ABR
Realtor, Brownstone Real Estate
Ronald J. Drnevich, B.S.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Gannett Fleming, Inc.
Stacy Goodman, B.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology, LVC
Gary Gri eve-Carl son, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of English, Director of General Education Program, LVC
Robert E. Harbaugh 74, B.A., M.D.
Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery
Penn State College of Medicine
Wendie DiMatteo Holsinger, B.A., M.Ed.
Chief Executive Officer, A.S.K. Foods, Inc.
John F. Jurasits Jr. P'03, B.S.
Retired Vice President, Solution Technologies, Inc.
F. Obai Kabia 73, P'99, P'00, P'02, B.S., M.P.A.
Political Affairs Officer, United Nations
George J. King '68, B.S.
President, RWS Energy Services
Malcolm L Lazin '65, B.S., J.D.
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Equality Forum
William Lehr Jr., B.B.A., J.D.
Community Volunteer; Retired Senior Vice President and
Secretary, Hershey Foods Corp.
Stephen C. MacDonald, B.A., Ph.D.
James M. Mead, B.S., M.A.
Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Capital Blue Cross
Daniel K.Meyer '81, B.A., M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Program Director,
Division of Infectious Diseases, Cooper University Hospital
Rachel Moore '08
John S. Oyler, B.A., J.D.
Partner, McNees Wallace & Nurick, LLC
Thomas E. Philips, B.A., M.B.A.
Retired Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch & Co.
Lynn G. Phillips '68, B.S., M.S.E., D.Ed.
Retired Senior Director and Chief Administration Officer,
Custom Programs, Aresty Institute of Executive Education,
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
George M. Reider Jr. '63, B.S.
Retired Insurance Executive and Former Insurance
Commissioner, State of Connecticut
Thomas C. Reinhart '58, B.S., LH.D.
Retired Owner/President, T.C.R. Packaging, Inc.
Richard T. Reynolds, B.S.
President, Reynolds Construction Management, Inc.
Stephen H. Roberts '65, B.S.
President, Echo Data Services, Inc.
Elyse Rogers 76, B.A., J.D.
Partner, Keefer Wood Allen & Rahal, LLP
Frank R. Sourbeer 72, B.A.
President & Chief Executive Officer, Wilsbach Distributors, Inc.
Alan A. Symonette, B.A., J.D.
Albertine P. Washington, B.A., D.P.
Retired Educator, Lebanon School District
Samuel A. Willman '67, B.S., M.Com.
President, Delta Packaging, Inc.
Harry B. Yost '62, B.S., J.D., LLM.
Senior Partner, Appel & Yost, LLP
Raymond H. Carr, Ph.B., LLB.
Realtor; Commercial and Industrial Developer
Ross W. Fasick '55, H'03, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., LH.D.
Retired Senior Vice President, E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co.
Eugene C Fish H'82, B.S., J.D., LH.D.
Chairman and President, Peerless Industries, Inc.; Chairman of
the Board, Eastern Foundry Company; Managing Partner,
Romeika, Fish and Scheckter
Eugene R. Geesey '56, B.S.
Retired, Owner/ President, CIB Inc.
Darwin G. Glick '58, B.S.
Retired President, Glick, Stanilla and Siegel.CPA
Martin L Gluntz '53, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Retired Vice President, Technical Services, Hershey
International Division, Hershey Foods Corporation
* The Rev. Thomas W Guinivan '39, H'66, A.B., M.Div., B.D., D.D.
Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church
Elaine G. Hackman '52, B.A.
Retired Business Executive
The Rev. Gerald D. Kauffman '44, H'65, A.B., B.D., D.D.
Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church; Officer of the Courts,
County of Cumberland; Pastor Emeritus, Grace United
Methodist Church, Carlisle
Kenneth H. Plummer
Retired President, E.D. Plummer Sons, Inc.
Bruce R. Rismiller '59, B.A., M.S.
Retired Executive Vice President, Northwest Airlines
F. Allen Rutherford Jr. '37, H'85, B.S., LLD.
Retired Principal, Arthur Young and Company
The Rev. Daniel L Shearer '38, H'65, A.B., M.S.T., S.T.M., B.D.
Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church
Morton Spector H'02
Design House Kitchens and Appliances, LLC
Elizabeth K. Weisburger '44, H'89, B.S., Ph.D., D.Sci.
Retired Chief of Carcinogen Metabolism and Toxicology Branch
National Cancer Institute
Harlan R. Wengert, B.S., M.B.A., D.Sci.
Retired Chairman of the Board, Wengert's Dairy, Inc.
E.D. Williams Jr. H'88
The Rev. J. Dennis Williams, B.A., M.Div., D.Min., D.D., H.D.D.
Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church, Former District
Superintendent and Dean of Cabinet of the Eastern Pennsylvania
Conference of the United Methodist Church
Suzanne H. Arnold H'96
Community Leader and Philanthropist
Bishop Marcus Matthews, B.A., M.Div., D.D.
Bishop of the Philadelphia Area of The United Methodist
Bishop Jane Allen Middleton, B.A., M.Div.
Bishop of the Central PA Conference of The United Methodist
Editors: Kelty Alsedek, Jasmine Ammons Bucher '97,
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